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30" Monoprice IPS CrystalPro 2560x1600 LED Monitor EXPIRED

TigerFiesta2122 137 March 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM in Computers (3) More Monoprice Deals
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Promoted 05-02-2013 at 02:56 PM View Original Post
Update: Back in stock for $597.10 after coupon code slickdeals10. Shipping starts at $17 and varies depending on zip code. Thanks yuugotserved [discuss]

Monoprice has 30" Monoprice IPS CrystalPro 2560x1600 LED Monitor with Dual-Link DVI-D port only for $648.25 - 10% off with coupon code slickdeals10 = $583.42. Shipping starts at $17 and varies depending on zip code.

Specs:
  • Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (DCR 1,000,000:1)
  • Response Time: 6ms
  • Inputs
    • Dual Link DVI-D

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Edited May 2, 2013 at 04:34 PM by widgit
30" IPS CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 Display Port|HDMI|DVI|Component w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

30" IPS Pro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 DVI w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

27" IPS LED CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 [monoprice.com]

3 models above, one has all inputs and the other is just a barebones DVI. 27inch is also in stock now!(Edit: OOS again =(

Insane price for a 30inch IPS, and the panel inside is from a "LOWER GRADE" Apple Cinema/HP/Dell. These are grade A-/A panels while Apple/Dell/HP All have A/A+ panels. Get them while they're hot as the 27 inch is already sold out.

Use coupon catalog12 to lower the price noted on the top.

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#31
Excuse my ignorance, but why buy this when you can get a 30" LG IPS Q5 for about $100 less on ebay? It's probably the same Korean made IPS panel.
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Quote from QuasWex View Post :
Sorry but your post is a load of misinformation. 60Hz might have been a problem for eye strain in the age of CRT monitors but this is irrelevant with LCD displays. CRTs literally flickered on and off at their refresh rate but the phosphors in LCDs remain lit constantly; there is no flickering so the refresh rate isn't even a literal term anymore. It's just an expression for how often the image is redrawn so it has nothing to do with eye strain.

120 Hz could make a difference in frames per second but even if you wanted to game at 120 FPS, the hardware needed to do so with any modern game at this resolution would be out of reach for 99.99% of gamers anyway. As for your issues with the 5ms response time; 5ms is so low it's indistinguishable to the human eye. Anyone claiming to see a difference between 5ms and 2ms is either lying or Superman. 60 Hz and 6ms is plenty adequate for this monitor and it should not be a concern of anyone debating a purchase.
i concur, although i too am waiting for 120hz 30"ers to become reasonable priced since my current gateway 30" is still chugging along just fine. 60fps (if it's reliable) is plenty for most games, but for the shooters i play i would like to see more like 80fps. for most people and for anyone who isnt an avid FPS player yeah the 60hz is perfectly fine.
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#33
Quote from Jinru View Post :
The cheapest korean 30" on ebay right now is a Yamakasi Sparta for $500 shipped.

It would be cheaper to get that with a 3yr Square Trade warranty than this Monoprice monitor.

Although I'm looking forward to buying Monoprice's 27" IPS.
Quote from loofa View Post :
Excuse my ignorance, but why buy this when you can get a 30" LG IPS Q5 for about $100 less on ebay? It's probably the same Korean made IPS panel.
Yamakasi Sparta, and Crossover 30Q5 are CCFL lit, this one is LED. Worth noting.

To compare fairly, you need to look at the Yamakasi Leonidas. Same-ish price, but american company for warranty issues.
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Quote from thehash View Post :
700 daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn but i bet it would go great with my gtx660
I run dual GTX 660's in SLI to feed my U3011. Don't think I'd like going with a single GTX660 at this resolution.
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#35
Do these have a glossy or matte finish? I glanced at the specs on the site but didn't see any mention.
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Quote from werewasslw View Post :
The thing about these large monitors for gaming is that if you get something with a really high resolution like 2560 and you play your games up close to enjoy the fine details of the increased resolution, the monitor was still be limited to 60 Hz refresh rate which means you will suffer eyestrain when you're up close with such a low refresh rate. This is why really want to see 120 Hz monitors in the size of 30 inches or above come down in price and be more common. People don't realize the difference that 120 Hz and 60 Hz makes not only on the aesthetics of the game graphics, but also the comfortability of the eyes.

So that you will be forced to sit or stand farther away from your monitor, but that eliminates the advantage of getting a high-resolution monitor. In this case you would be fine with a 1366 720 P monitor because you won't be able to tell the differences in pixel density when you are that far away. I'm talking like 5 feet away or father.

So one day I will buy one of these monitors when they are cheaper in price but also when one of these feature a 120 Hz native refresh rate that you can game on without input lag. I'm not talking about the cheap interpellation that's found on TV sets which will give you 120 Hz at the expense of unplayable input lag for gamers.

Oh and not to mention if you're sitting up close then motion blur/ghosting is an issue so if you get an IPS screen the lowest is 5 ms which for me still is not enough compared to the smoothness of plasma, CRT, or 2 ms TN panels.
Are you talking out of your ass? I have a Dell u3011 being powered by a single 7950, and I play hours and hours of BF3, Diablo, and SC2, all at native 2560x1600. I don't sit any farther or closer then i did when I had my 24" 1080p monitors. BTW, no ghosting or tearing whatsoever. Granted, this speaks for my Dell monitor then this product at hand, but sounds like to me you're one of those spec whores who regurgitates stuff he's heard 2nd hand then actually having owned the setup you're criticizing.
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#37
How does this compare to the Dell U2713HM (yes I know that's only 27") for general web browsing, spreadsheets, light gaming and some HTPC stuff.

Dell has a proven product and backs it up with a nice 3 year warranty.
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#38
Quote from TigerFiesta2122 View Post :
30" IPS CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 Display Port|HDMI|DVI|Component w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

30" IPS Pro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 DVI w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

2 models above, one has all inputs and the other is just a barebones DVI.

Insane price for a 30inch IPS, and the panel inside is from a Mac Cinema Display. Get them while they're hot as the 27 inch is already sold out.

Use coupon catalog12 to lower the price noted on the top.

The panel inside is NOT the Cinema Display. The panel did not meet the specifications of Apple, HP, Dell, and so on and was sold to a 3rd party to slap on a plastic housing and sell it. Change your post OP.

Quote from ajdetc View Post :
Anyone knows who build the panel itself? Nvm... same panel as Mac Cinema... potentially nice deal here, too bad I cant see it in person before buying...

Not the same panel but a panel that is not up to par to the specs of all the big panel makers (Apple, Dell, HP, so on....)
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Quote from whozee View Post :
How does this compare to the Dell U2713HM (yes I know that's only 27") for general web browsing, spreadsheets, light gaming and some HTPC stuff.

Dell has a proven product and backs it up with a nice 3 year warranty.
This is much larger than a 27". 3" doesn't seem like much but this is a 16:10 vs a 16:9 on top of the 3". I don't have this monitor but I do have a HP LP3065 along with a Dell U2713HM and IMO it is better for everything you listed. The only downside of this size is 1) price, 2) more pixels, so a bit harder to drive and 3) DPI is slightly lower.
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Quote from digitaltrav View Post :
Yamakasi Sparta, and Crossover 30Q5 are CCFL lit, this one is LED. Worth noting.

To compare fairly, you need to look at the Yamakasi Leonidas. Same-ish price.
All 30" IPS monitors made to date have been LCD CCFL until just recently as Dell announced their new U3014 LED IPS display (which hasn't released in the U.S. yet). All the korean monitors are LCD despite some claiming they're LED. I highly doubt Monoprice is using the A- Dell U3014 binned panels.
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#41
Quote from thehash View Post :
700 daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn but i bet it would go great with my gtx660
i bought a 27" Shimian (Korean IPS) 2560x1440 in September. i have an overclocked EVGA GTX 670. going from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 was a HUUUUUUGE hit on my FPS.

checking my benchmarks, i went from an average of 43.8 fps @ 1920x1080 to 27.9 @ 2560x1440 in Heaven 3.0.

both those scores were at my cards default clocks...

a single 660 would not be able to play a lot of recent releases with settings maxed at 2560
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Quote from amoghthegamer View Post :
The panel inside is NOT the Cinema Display. The panel did not meet the specifications of Apple, HP, Dell, and so on and was sold to a 3rd party to slap on a plastic housing and sell it. Change your post OP.




Not the same panel but a panel that is not up to par to the specs of all the big panel makers (Apple, Dell, HP, so on....)
yes I was going to say....... thanks for letting us know!
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#43
Edited the opening to mention that these are A-/A panels while the Apple/HP/Dell are A/A+ panels. I hope this clears up the confusion guys, didn't mean to mislead.
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Quote from digitaltrav View Post :
Yamakasi Sparta, and Crossover 30Q5 are CCFL lit, this one is LED. Worth noting.

To compare fairly, you need to look at the Yamakasi Leonidas. Same-ish price, but american company for warranty issues.
Where do you see it's LED?????
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#45
Yeah then I guess my eyes are just that good because I can definitely differentiate 5 ms and 2 ms ghosting differences. You can notice the trail that leads behind when you turn your character camera in a scene with grays and blacks. There is this sort of smearing going on. And also 120 Hz definitely has been more comfortable my eyes the 60 Hz but that's only on a 24 inch monitor and I'm specifically talking about having 120 Hz natively on these big monitors which I don't see very often. Yes of course you need a graphics card that's capable of pulling 120 frames per second. But if you're willing to invest in a 120 Hz monitor I think that you have the money to shell out on a good video cards well. But to mention if you play older games than the midrange cards today can definitely pull 120 Hz.

Especially true for sidecrollers like playing the trip Runner or super Mario I your computer were your whole screen is constantly scrolling the left or right the less motion blur is definitely better and when it's one players the smooth scrolling feel is really amazing on the eyes.

As for the guy who says that he games finest 60 Hz, and has no eyestrain, maybe he is just a young buck was really all the eyes or he has yet to try the feel of a 120 Hz monitor running native 120 Hz with 120 frames per second. The feeling is truly indescribable and I could plan my camera in the game and still notice all the sharp little details it almost mimics real vision it is so amazing that I really hope 120 Hz native gaming big screens will come to fruition in the upcoming years.
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